How to get the battery compartment fixed on a vintage star wars Darth Vaders star destroyers mediation chamber

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How to get the battery compartment fixed on a vintage star wars Darth Vaders star destroyers mediation chamber

Post by poncho on Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:08 pm

Im in the process of restoring a beat up dvsd.

The electrics (light) did not work.

Is was not the bulb as it was in working order
It was not spring button as this was clean and in good order

Conclusion the copper connector going from the spring button to where the it touches the bulb end must be the problem.

Upon inspection with a torch the copper strip had green acid corrosion on parts of the strip this interfered and topped the electric current

Solution

I rolled up 1 piece of kitchen roll soaked it in table vinegar pressed it against the connector strip put a paint brush down the chamber so it poked the out light bulb hole to hold the paper in place. I then left it for 12 hours while it got rid of the acid corrosion. I then got a old toothbrush put it down the chamber and scrubbed the connector strip.

Bulb put back in and now back in working order

Boom

Hope this method helps another collector

Regards

Chris
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Re: How to get the battery compartment fixed on a vintage star wars Darth Vaders star destroyers mediation chamber

Post by Commander Clint on Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:15 pm

Chris, That's a great solution. Vinegar is a fantastic way to clean up those corroded battery compartments. cheers
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Post by Sturm86 on Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:10 pm

The classic white vinegar you have in your kitchen does miracle on many many things, and is safer than using things such as white spirit or acetone that damages paint and plastics.
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Re: How to get the battery compartment fixed on a vintage star wars Darth Vaders star destroyers mediation chamber

Post by chris.75 on Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:24 am

This is great advice and works well on cleaning any type of battery compartment. Now if someone knows how to get a sonic controlled land speeder going again I would be greatful Smile
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Post by Nico on Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:38 pm

That's a great tip with the vinager Chris bowwing
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